Good online resource for food nutritional data?
March 18, 2017 2:51 PM   Subscribe

I'm surprised how hard it's been to find this by googling: a reliable source that simply lists common foods (basic ingredients, including fruits, vegetables, grains, meats, etc.) along with the nutritional content of (defined quantities of) each. The list would ideally be sophisticated enough to distinguish between cooked and uncooked versions of the foods, and include dozens of foods, if not hundreds. At the moment I'm only interested in protein content, so that needs to be one of the nutrients listed. Anyone know of (hopefully free) sources that offer this?
posted by Mechitar to Food & Drink (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 


MyFitnessPal has a large database of food macros.
posted by rhizome at 2:57 PM on March 18 [2 favorites]




Wolfram|Alpha is a surprizingly good search engine for this kind of stuff. An example.
posted by mce at 3:32 PM on March 18 [1 favorite]


I'm a dietitian, and in tandem with mama casserole's suggestion of the USDA Nutrient Database, I can't recommend USDA's Supertracker enough. You can use its Food Tracker to combine foods together to get nutrition information (or just your protein content) for complex dishes.
posted by trampoliningisfun at 3:57 PM on March 18 [1 favorite]


I used to use Cronometer it does everything you ask.
posted by cmoj at 4:31 PM on March 18


I agree that WolframAlpha is a great and powerful tool if you already know what foods you are interested in -- you can combine different quantities of food together and specify dry or cooked. Here's an example of the kind of thing I mean.
posted by rollick at 2:17 AM on March 20


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